Monday, September 17, 2012

Special day of the year

This month we celebrated our 6th year of marriage.  What a joy!  It's crazy to think all we have been through together and how much life experience we have together.  Getting married young comes with challenges, but I am thankful we were able to make so many life decisions together and have been able to grow together in so many ways.

After 3 cities, 5 homes,  7 jobs, 4 cars, business owner, church plant,and 2 kids later here we are. 

Daily we are thankful for the joys and trials we have faced and how God has revealed himself faithful, trustworthy, and glorious in all situations.  My heart has been so transformed by God's overwhelming steadfast love for us and how He has molded our marriage with Him as our foundation.  I am thankful for our ability to be vulnerable with hardened hearts covered with prayer and joyful testimonies and encouragement with truth filled hearts seeing our own sin and recognzing our need for our Savior.

This marriage has been the best experience of my life.  We are not the same people we were when we got married.... we are being transformed by our Jesus and I love seeing Jesus shine in Tim and him striving for our marriage and our family to seek Him and for us to have fun. 

Transitioning from one child to two has been a different having no down time, but we are embracing the change and often remind each other to enjoy this stage of sleepless nights, balancing two children's attention, and still spending quality time together, it will be over and then on to the next phase. ( i think sleepless nights also do something to a person :) ) I recently studied the Psalm of Ascent and refer back to Psalm 127 and rejoice in this gift.  Children are a blessing from the Lord. Yes, this stage will come and go and we will have our routine back with a new normal.  I am thankful for Tim being a fab father and a husband who serves constantly.